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Master Franchising - A Sound Business Model

Want to own your own business? How about several? Master franchising could be just the kind of business you're looking for. Owning a master franchise not only allows you to be your own boss, but to invest in a proven business model that grows year after year on a global scale. Master franchising  is a franchising contract in which the Franchisor (the owner of the brand name) hands over the control of the franchise activities in a specified territory to a person or entity called the master franchise. Master franchising ...

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The “Hickory Dickory Decks” Way (Our Sales Process)

If you can dream it, we can build it. From conception to completion, we have a process that will leave you feeling confident in your investment.  At  Hickory Dickory Decks we think this process should be an enjoyable part of the experience. Our process will guarantee you a deck project that is beyond your dreams but not beyond your budget. Initial Consultation Making initial contact with Hickory Dickory Decks is a must. We will not cold call you. Check decks.ca or call us at 905-689-4774. If your local sales representative is not at ...

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Franchising in the Province of Ontario

The economy is good, providing a rich environment for entrepreneurs. Ontario is a mecca for the entrepreneurial spirit, and if you are considering going into business for yourself, buying a  franchise within the province of Ontario  could be a great place to start.  Nothing truly great comes without risk and going into business for yourself is no exception. Being an employee certainly has its advantages - a steady paycheck, job security and compensation packages. What a 9 to 5 job won't get you is freedom. Working for yourself will ...

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Vaughan Attractions

  For many, Vaughan is the place they call home. If you're planning to visit Vaughan this fall, you will soon find all the reasons why this part of the municipality of York continues to grow and prosper. The municipality of Vaughan was established in 1996 and in its first decade, doubled its population. Vaughan is now the fifth largest city in the greater Toronto area. In 1846, the whole of the Township was primarily agricultural and only had a population of 4,300. There were six grist mills and 25 saw mills. By 1936, there ...

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New Deck Prep (Deck Construction)

  You’ve made the commitment, completed the design and put down your deposit. Your new deck is on the way. Much of the project is now out of your hands. There are, however, some things you can do to prepare for your upcoming build. Know your deck construction timeline Life happens and even while your deck is in construction, life must go on. Knowing when construction will begin and how long it will take to build will allow you to work around the project. There will be considerable mess and disruption to your outdoor ...

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Bring New Life to Your Outdoor Space with Deck Repairs

  A new deck may be your ultimate goal but your budget may be in the way. There are loads of repairs that can be done that will give new life to your existing deck. While some deck repairs can be quite costly, others might represent only a small investment. Consider some of these small repairs to spruce up your deck. Skirt If your current deck has no skirt, consider adding some. A trip to the  Deck Yard  in Dundas, ON can set you up with enough material to close in your deck. Skirting not only provides a nice finish ...

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A Great Foundation

While in the planning process for a new deck you will likely have some ideas about what that deck will look like, But what will make your deck a quality one might not be as clear. Look down. The foundation of your project can make or break the quality of your deck. Make sure that your new deck gets a good start with a great foundation. Colour, design, size. These are all things you have control over when building that new deck but what elements do you look for in assuring your deck is stable, sturdy and long lasting? The ...

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Veka Deck: A Leader in the Industry

  When considering low maintenance decking products, the mind could boggle with the options. There are many great decking products out there and Veka Deck is one of them. Veka Deck  has been manufacturing vinyl decking since 1969. This German company is the world's largest vinyl, PVC extruder. Veka operates extrusion facilities out of 12 countries and has offices in 40 countries around the world. You could say Veka really knows the business. Build it Once! While not all low-maintenance products are made of ...

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Need Spring Inspiration?

Feeling the winter blues? Wondering when you'll ever be able to enjoy that backyard again? If the heat and sunshine of the spring can't come fast enough, bide your time by making plans for a new deck. Deciding to enhance your property with a new deck is a big investment so it's worth the time and energy the winter months can provide. This planning isn't only necessary but can be fun. Research Doing research sounds like work but it doesn't have to be. Start by looking at decks. Lots of decks. But don't get caught trespassing in your ...

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6 Winter Wonders (Enjoy Canada's Winter Wonderland)

  Too cold for a cold one on that beautiful deck of yours?  Bundle up and get out of the house. In this winter wonderland we call Canada, there's no excuse not to make the most of the cold weather and all that white stuff. There is something for everyone. Winter can truly be something to enjoy, not just tolerate. Try one of these 6 winter wonderland escapes in Canada and make the most of these frigid temperatures. Ottawa's Rideau Canal A skate on the 7.8 kilometre skate way is one excellent way to get the blood pumping ...

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